In the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most important buildings in the city. It has been home to the country’s royal family for centuries – so why did they choose to build it here?
Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, is one of the most iconic locations in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. There has been a Buddhist temple on the site for centuries – but how did the current structure come to be?
Towering high on a mountain top, far from the skyscrapers of Central, sits the beautiful Po Lin Monastery, and its Big Buddha, or Tian Tan Buddha, statue. It’s one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world – so how did it get up there in the first place?